Groundbreaking day in Wellsburg

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“This gives us hope and promise that we are on the move in West Virginia.”

                                 -West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

That was the sentiment in Brooke County, on Tuesday, as officials broke ground on a project decades in the making.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wellsburg-Brilliant Bridge included dozens of people excited about cutting down the lengthy commute.

But Brooke County isn’t the only one excited.

After all, the 830 ft. bridge will connect to Ohio, which West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said is a win-win.

District Engineer Joe Juszczak said construction will start over on the Ohio side first. Crews will kick off work in the next few months.

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